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The rectangular cabinet is veneered with late seventeenth-century Chinese lacquer which has been used to decorate both the interior and the exterior of the cabinet. The high relief lacquer decoration on the two exterior doors depicts a continuous landscape of mountains amidst clouds with a body...

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Provenance

Earl of Chesterfield, Bretby Hall, Derbyshire, England. May 29, 1918, sold at Christie's, London (lot number unknown). By 1945, with Basil Dighton, New York; October 25, 1945, sold by Basil Dighton to Forsyth Wickes, New York and Newport, RI (d. 1964); 1965, bequest of Wickes. (Accession Date: December 24, 1965)

Credit Line

Bequest of Forsyth Wickes—The Forsyth Wickes Collection

English, about 1680–90

Dimensions

Overall (stand): 78.8 x 136.9 x 58.6 cm (31 x 53 7/8 x 23 1/16 in.) Overall (cabinet): 91.4 x 112.2 x 47.8 cm (36 x 44 3/16 x 18 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.2528a-b

Medium or Technique

Cabinet: panels of late 17th-century Chinese lacquer; oak and spruce carcass; engraved gilt brass-mounts Stand: maple and pine, carved and gilt

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Furniture